Language and its Structure (English Linguistics)

The scientific study of the English language at Erfurt University primarily focusses on present-day English and its major first- and second-language varieties around the world. The approach chosen is thus largely synchronic, i.e. seeks to provide students with an understanding of the language system as it is now. This does not only include the study of its core structural components, phonology, morphology and syntax, but also major aspects of language use as investigated in pragmatics and socio-linguistics.
In as far as knowledge of the history of a language can contribute to an understanding of the language system in its present state, diachronic aspects play a supportive role in many of our courses. Seminars of an explicitly historical orientation are regularly offered to those of our students who are interested in language development and language change.
Both research and teaching in English linguistics show a clear commitment to cognitive-functional approaches to language structure as well as to empirical, and especially corpus-linguistic, methods of its investigation.

Team

Prof. Dr. Beate Hampe
Prof. Dr. Beate Hampe

 

Prof. Dr. Beate Hampe

University professor

Dr. Frank Lorenz
Dr. Frank Lorenz

 

Dr. Frank Lorenz

Senior lecturer

Matthias Altmann
Matthias Altmann

 

Matthias Altmann

Junior lecturer
Doctoral student

Projects

Curricula der Zukunft: Projekt SALi

Curricula der Zukunft: Projekt SALi

 

Ohne die Digitalisierung selbst zum akademischen Lehrgegenstand zu machen, nimmt dieses Projekt die Digitalisierung relevanter zukünftiger Arbeitsmärkte in den Blick und verfolgt dabei das Ziel, die vorhandenen Lehr- und Lernformen zu verändern, d.h. digitalisierte Lernumgebungen zu implementieren, welche die Arbeitsformen zukünftiger Arbeitswelten schon während des Studiums nicht lehren, sondern tatsächlich (auf lebensweltlich relevante Art und über längere Zeiträume) antizipieren, d.h. selbst schon umsetzen.

 

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9th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (GCLA-9)

9th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (GCLA-9)

 

The 9th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (DGKL/GCLA-9) takes place at the University of Erfurt (Erfurt, Germany) from 23rd to 26th September 2020.Its framing topic is "Cognitive Linguistics as an Interdisciplinary Endeavour: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges".The conference will also make an active contribution to the further development of the vibrant Cognitive-Linguistics community of Europe. More specifically, we seek to develop new forms of cooperation between the national Cognitive-Linguistics associations whose representatives are kindly invited to join us.

Secretary

Sekretariat der Professur für Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft
(Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft)
Mitarbeitergebäude 1 / Raum 709
Office hour
montags bis donnerstags 9-11 Uhr und 14-15 Uhr
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